Universal Access To All Knowledge
Home Donate | Store | Blog | FAQ | Jobs | Volunteer Positions | Contact | Bios | Forums | Projects | Terms, Privacy, & Copyright
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload

Reply to this post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: ganges Date: Oct 2, 2006 2:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Gram Parsons

I got back from a trip and read that post where some of you talk about GP, I had thought about starting a post about him for a while, I really love him and was always wondering if there was any connection between him and the Dead, the only one I found was that they both performed "Sing me back home", Gram did a great version with the FBB,and I heard the GD perform it in Europe in 72. And I guess they all were on the Festival Express. So I'm thrilled to hear that there's even a show they played together and really hope this one will be made available.
He has so much soul in his voice, that is of course what I love about Jerry, too. And his dream of Cosmic American Music, which he head, melting rock/folk and non-mainstream country, always attracted me. And I liked some of the groups who started Country Rock at that time, the Byrds, Gene Clark's solo work, Poco, Neil Young. Gram P. made wonderful music with Emmylou Harris, who after his death in 73 kept on in his footsteps and is still doing a lot, even though I don't like what she does now as much as what she did until a couple of years ago, playing with her band Spyboy I liked a lot. I saw her about 4 or 5 years ago with Buddy Miller (part of Spyboy), who is a very good musician IMO and it was a great show. And I feel Ryan Adams is in this tradition, too, who was one of the musicians who was part of the beginning of what was called later Alt.Country/Americana.
I always kind of felt, that the Dead did it all, they had something of almost everything and melted it in such a beautiful way, I would call their music "timeless"(if you can say that), any other ideas how to call it?

About "just listening to the GD" I find it hard to have enough time to listen to anything else, since I have all these Downloads of shows of 30 years, so I just listen to other music when I'm not alone, because I don't want to bore my family with the 25th version of some song. My daughter actually said to a friend, "my dad is obsessed with Jerry Garcia, he even eats his icecream", you all probably know Cherry Garcia, I was surprised to see it one day, here in Germany it is not very common!

So thank you for bringing this topic up


Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: stilldead77 Date: Oct 2, 2006 9:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gram Parsons

Hi, thanks for the cool post on GP. I don't know much of his music, but my brother keeps telling me to, "get into him." Do you know where i can find some of his music online? I doubt that naming his cd's will help, as I am in Thailand and it is hard to find them here.

Thanks in advance.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 2, 2006 10:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gram Parsons

If you want to hear some Gram in a live setting, check out some of the shows at sugarmegs. http://tela.sugarmegs.org/_asxtela/
Just scroll down for gram parsons. For studio stuff, Rhino just did a very nice re-release of GP/Grievous Angel (and Rhino's handling of the same bodes well for their handling of GD releases).

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Oct 2, 2006 10:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gram Parsons

Wow! Thanks for the tip on the live stuff. I have one live show but it's on tape.

In addition to GP/Greivous Angel there is a nifty two CD Flying Burrito Brothers anthology. Also the Byrds Box set has some good Gram too.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 2, 2006 10:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gram Parsons

Yea, I have the two volume Flying Burrito Bros' stuff. And there is a good live 73 show on CD with The Grievous Angels featuring a great sounding Emmylou. Would love to see her this weekend at Strictly Hardly Bluegrass but my kindergartener has a parade so no go (her first show was in the womb for Emmylou; her second show in the womb was Col Les Claypool's Flying Frog Brigade at Great American Music Hall) But you'll appreciate that her first live shows were two nights of Wilco w/ REM at Red Rocks. Wilco was great (as most times I've seen them).

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Oct 2, 2006 10:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gram Parsons

Aw man!!! Now you have me completely green with envy. Wilco is one of my all time favs. I have every album plus some live stuff but have never seen them live : (

Any stuff you'd want to trade?

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 2, 2006 10:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gram Parsons

Unfortunately, I don't. But I know they allow taping and I recall some of their shows being available at www.furthurnet.org.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Oct 2, 2006 11:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gram Parsons

sweet! I have some older wilco 97-2000 if you're interested.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Oct 2, 2006 2:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gram Parsons

Emmy Lou and others did a tribute to Gram Parsons on the PBS show Sessions at West 54th...includes players from the 1999 tribute CD. Great vid...available for download at Sugarmegs. BTW, I saw Buddy Miller in Charlotte and he closed the show with Deal! You may run across some early GD tapes with Buddy credited for recording as well.

For the uninitiated....check out Buddy and Julie Miller, Gillian Welch....some nice Americana!

http://tela.sugarmegs.org/boxofrain/

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Oct 3, 2006 9:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gram Parsons

There's another tribute DVD out there with Raul Malo of the Mavericks doing a pretty soulful Hot Burrito#1. Also a freaky Keith Richards doing a duet with Nora Jones that's a little creepy. I mean I love Keith but something about him creeps me out too

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 3, 2006 9:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gram Parsons

There's also one that came out many moons ago with Kevn Kinney (a great songwriter with many shows on here) and Peter Buck (REM) doing a great cover of Cody:

In his short recording career, Gram Parsons attempted to bridge the gap between country and rock music. Arguably the founder of country-rock, Parson's timeless influence on music is undeniable, and that is perhaps why this tribute works so remarkably well. A diversity of artists are included, with interpretations that range from reverent note-perfect readings, like the Musical Kings' (featuring Kevn Kinney and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck) version of the Flying Burrito Brothers' "Cody, Cody" to renditions that rework the songs, as in Finger's cover of "Still Feeling Blue," which takes straight honky-tonk country and gives it a rockin' Rolling Stones feel. And although he recorded a number of cover versions, every song on this tribute was either written or co-written by Gram. Every phase of his career is also represented in the 17 tracks: from his folkie days in the mid-'60s -- "November Nights" (Coal Porters) to his final recording session in 1973 -- "Return of the Grievous Angel" (Joey Burns and Victoria Williams). Noteworthy is the inclusion of Polly Parsons (Gram's daughter) & Eden performing "The New Soft Shoe." All in all, there really isn't a bad version, and some of them are superb, such as Uncle Tupelo ("Blue Eyes"), Steve Wynn ("Christine's Tune") and Stephen McCarthy("One Hundred Years From Now"). ~ Jack Leaver, All Music Guide

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 2, 2006 3:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gram Parsons

Buddy and his Mrs are great; I saw that Spyboy band in Raleigh where they opened and then played with Emmylou. Willie was playing same night at NC State Fair - unfortunately, he didn't stop by (the bus probably got lost on the way in a haze).

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Terrapanda Date: Oct 2, 2006 9:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Gram Parsons

Check out any of the Legacy remasters of
The Byrds'
SWEETHEART OF THE RODEO